Early Victorian 1.50 Carat Rose Cut Diamond "Butterfly" Ring, circa 1850

By Gatsby Jewellery From United Kingdom

Price £4,600.00
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Item #: 62AB046
Easily the most fabulous, clever, original - and wonderfully bonkers! - ring we've ever had. Just so exquisite. Early Victorian jewellery is full of depictions of insects, and this is a seriously fine example. Originally a brooch, we decided this would look great as a ring so set it on a chunky split band.
You have to bear in mind that each of the diamond "wings" would have been especially cut for this piece, as would the citrine "body" and cabochon ruby eyes. Amazingly high class jewellery making, the like of which we just don't see any more. We could look at this all day!

Cut - Rose cut diamond wings, fancy cut body amd cabochon eyes.

Colour - Totally white diamonds. F/G.

Clarity - VVS.

Carat - Total approximate weight of the wings is 1.50 carat.

Condition - Fine

Size - Current ring size L (UK) or 5 1/2 (US). Complementary resizing is available, can go up or down in size.

Circa - 1850

Measurements - The butterfly measures 23.5mm by 13mm and sits 3mm from the finger
Metal - All the yellow metal is 18k yellow gold. The white metal is silver. This is a typical combination of metals in fine Victorian jewellery, before the proliferation of platinum as a precious metal.